Pediatric Behavior Treatment Clinic

Working with families to develop treatment goals
The Marcus Autism Center Behavior Treatment Clinic is based in Atlanta, Ga. Our clinics provide a range of services, based on applied behavior analysis (ABA), from behavioral assessments to in-home interventions for children exhibiting skill deficits or problem behaviors.

Treatment

The staff at the Behavior Treatment Clinics works with families to develop relevant treatment goals. With these goals, the comprehensive treatments utilize a multidisciplinary team environment to develop, evaluate and implement individualized treatment programs.

Programs

Providers support children at the Marcus Autism Center.

Our Severe Behavior Day Treatment program offers an intensive, daily therapy session that lasts six hours a day for up to 12 weeks. This is for children with more severe behavior problems or if other approaches have been unsuccessful. While there is no restriction on the types of behavior treated, the most common behaviors include:

  • Aggression
  • Disruption
  • Elopement
  • Noncompliance
  • Pica
  • Property destruction
  • Self-injury
  • Stereotypy

The program also has the capability to test any strategies and behavioral interventions, determining their impact in natural settings, such as in the classroom. A child’s admission goals typically include an 80 percent reduction in problem behaviors. In 2010 this goal was exceeded, resulting in a 91 percent average reduction in problem behaviors.

Learn more.

Visit the Marcus Autism Center website.

*Results may vary.